Thursday, October 17, 2013

The road to quality health care lies in N.J.'s transit "According to the Federal Transit Administration, about 3.6 million Americans skip or delay nonemergency medical care every year because of issues with transportation. Their doctor’s office may not be conveniently reachable by public transit, or they might have trouble transporting their entire family when child care is unavailable.

Prevention is key to a successful health care system. These missed appointments can lead to the deterioration of a person’s medical condition — and even greater health costs."

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

How Can Sustainable Transportation Practices Mitigate Climate Change?

Mobilizing the Region: "The panel conclusively shows that warming since the 1950s — when suburban development and transportation policy became much more auto-centric — has been unprecedented. In the United States, the automobile’s greenhouse gas emissions is the second-largest contributor to global warming from the transportation sector, which as a whole accounts for 28 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. Car emissions are also the fastest growing source of U.S. GHG, with a 48 percent net increase in total emissions since 1990. And, transportation is the largest end-source of CO2 emissions, the most prevalent of greenhouse gases."

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